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Improved broadband coverage is critical for a robust tourism industry and to diversify and grow Vilas County’s economy to attract entrepreneurs, remote workers, and expanding business.
June 14, 2023
Broadband is rapidly expanding throughout Vilas County, but we’re not done yet! Your voice is critical to determine where broadband needs to improve, provide accurate data for grant funding, develop detailed broadband availability and coverage maps, and demonstrate improvement.
To attain our goals, here are two important surveys we ask you complete.
1. Vilas County Economic Development Corporation GEN3 Broadband Survey: Here is the information we’re looking for:
2. Wisconsin Internet Self-Report (WISER) Survey– Wisconsin Broadband Office
To further strengthen and diversify Vilas County’s economy, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) is focused on making Vilas County a broadband destination by working with the municipalities, Lac du Flambeau Tribe, Internet Service Providers, and County leadership to provide education, leadership, planning, support, and networking.
Please share these surveys with your colleagues, friends, and family who reside in or visit Vilas County. The surveys are open now!
The VCEDC Broadband Workgroup leading the broadband initiative includes VCEDC Board Chairman Jim Tuckwell; VCEDC Board Member & President, Loss Mitigation Solutions, Bill Niemuth; VCEDC Executive Director Kathy Schmitz; VCEDC Board Member Noah Lottig; and, VCEDC professional volunteer; Vilas County IT Director Mike Duening.
Each of these individuals is assigned as a “Broadband Buddy” to the Vilas County towns and the Lac du Flambeau tribe, to ensure ongoing two-way communication and support for the towns as we work to help them develop their strategic plans:
VCEDC Board Member
August 14, 2023
November 9, 2021
VCEDC is selected to participate in the Broadband for Everyone Facebook Live panel discussionRead More
August 16, 2021
VCEDC Broadband Professional Volunteer, Jonathan Sharp, featured on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Read More
February 25, 2021
Broadband. This is the most crucial aspect of remote working. For many jobs, productivity and progress are directly tied to the availability and reliability of broadband. The ability to access broadband is the most important part of a remote workers “commute.”Read More
September 29, 2020
Reach out to the folks at the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation today!Contact Us
We can email you a PDF highlighting many of the wonderful aspects of our area.